Roberto Cavalli-Bold, Beautiful and Superbly Crafted

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Wild prints, bohemian glamour and flamboyant style are terms used to describe Roberto Cavalli’s design sensibilities. This world renown Italian designer had his first fashion show in the 1970s. Since then, he has gathered a following of major household names such as Jennifer Lopez, Victoria Beckham and the one and only Kim Kardashian. Today, he has expanded his fashion flare to his home collection, offering an entire line of luxury products such as tablewear, linens, glass, wallpaper and tile.

Manufactured by Ceramiche Ricchetti

Roberto Cavalli’s Luxury Tile production is handled by the very reputable Ceramiche Ricchetti, a world leader in the tile industry.  Since 1960, Ceramiche Ricchetti’s Italian based production facilities has manufactured products of the highest design and quality standards thus ensuring Roberto Cavalli’s tile collection to be bold, beautiful and superbly crafted.

Exclusive Quebec distribution

Royal Ceramic is proud to be the exclusive Quebec distributor of Roberto Cavalli Luxury Tiles. Visit the Royal Ceramic showroom to see an impressive selection of his modern and exquisite creations, suitable for contemporary design while adding a distinguished decorative feature to any home.

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Roberto Cavalli - Tanduk

Roberto Cavalli - Signoria

Roberto Cavalli- Agata

 

 

 

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A stylish and practical drainage solution for your bathroom

QuARTz by ACO The Artistic Drainage Solution

A stylish and practical drainage solution for your bathroom
A stylish and practical drainage solution for your bathroom

Royal Ceramic is proud to introduce an innovative, stylish and practical drainage solution for your bathroom. These creations by ACO offer a more artistic solution to shower drainage with 6 standard lengths, 7 grate styles and are available in stainless steel or oil rubbed bronze.

ACO drainage products boasts the following features:

  • Units can be positioned anywhere within the base of the shower; as a threshold, against the wall or wherever the layout allows.
  • Gratings are available in a choice of slot patterns and can be easily replaced at a later date to generate a totally new look.The luxurious, electro polished stainless steel or oil-rubbed bronze fixtures complement the latest in luxurious, spa-like bathroom design with the performance and finish expected from the world-leading drainage manufacturer.
  • Quality and functionality. The high quality of the components is not limited to the design, materials and finish; ease of handling and installation are also given the same attention to detail.
  • The difference is in the details. Products are designed to provide a long and reliable service life. The smooth surfaces guarantee safe drainage and hygiene in bathrooms. The seals, joints and materials guarantee low noise emissions.
  • Award-winning design. The stainless steel gratings visibly demonstrate the quality of the shower channels and drains. QuARTz by ACO shower channel gives any number of opportunities to impress through quality and looks!

Visit our showroom to see for yourself.

 

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How to install a tile backsplash

Kitchen tile backsplash

Enhance your kitchen simply and easily with a backsplash.  In just a few days you can create the visual impact you’ve been wanting for your kitchen. Even beginners can take on this project, but we recommend practicing on a scrap piece of plywood until you get the hang of it.

Preparation

How much tile do you need?

Measure the area that you want to tile in order to determine the square footage. Add 10-20% to account for breakage and trimming.

Check the walls

Make sure your wall is sound and strong enough to support your tile choice.


Materials

  • Tile Adhesive
  • Trowel
  • Grout
  • Level
  • Tile Spacers
  • Safety glasses
  • Latex gloves
  • Sponge

Steps to follow

Step 1: Remove outlet covers and shut off power.

Step 2: Protect your countertop with cardboard or plastic.

Step 3: Clean the backsplash area with warm water. Let dry.

Step 4: Use a trowel at a 45° angle to apply adhesive in small sections at a time.

Step 5: Start laying your first tile at the bottom middle of the backsplash area using a slight twisting motion. Check if tile is level. Cut one side of a tile spacer to accommodate for the countertop. Place a tile spacer on each end of the tile and push it into the adhesive.

Step 6:  Lay tiles one row at a time checking if tiles are level every so often.

Step 7: Use a tile cutter or wet saw when trimming is needed.

Step 8: Ensure that the outlet cover will hide the tile edges.

Step 9: Wipe off any excess adhesive once all the tile is laid.

Step 10: Remove the spacers once the adhesive is set.

Step 11: Mix grout according to the manufacturer’s instructions.Wear safety glasses and latex gloves. Apply grout diagonally with a rubber float. When the grout is firm wipe off excess diagonally with a damp sponge.

Step 12: Clean tiles once more and smooth grout joints with a damp sponge.

Step 13: When grout is fully dry, wipe off haze and shine tiles with a clean cloth.

Step 14: Replace outlet covers. Note that you will need longer screws to ensure outlet covers are flush with the tile.

Step 15: Step back and enjoy your beautiful new backsplash!

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Ceramic Tile versus Porcelain Tile: Which Is Better?

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Adding tile to your home or business decor can elevate a room or any space by adding a touch of elegance and durability. And tiles can be added to virtually any surface, whether it be a floor, a wall, a counter, a table or a backsplash in the kitchen.
There are many high-quality, natural and man-made materials on the market as well as options for the more budget-conscious. A happy medium usually includes ceramic tiles which combine quality with economy.
But many people hear about ceramic tiles as often as porcelain tiles. For the uninitiated, both sound similar. Some merchants use the term interchangeably and may bandy labels to give a product an air of superior quality. But what’s the true difference between ceramic tile and porcelain tile? And if there is a difference, which is better for your tiling project?
Ceramic By Any Other Name
First off, let’s establish the fact that porcelain is in fact one type of ceramic. Ceramic is a term applied to any kind of clay and mineral mixture which is hardened through firing (heated in an oven). To protect the tile, a glaze or coating is added to the surface to repel water and make it easier to clean.
There is the broader, universal term ceramic applied to all ceramic material tiles (including porcelain), but then there’s the narrower definition for those kinds of ceramic tiles (for example, terracotta) that are distinctively not porcelain. Confused? Think of your fingers as ceramic and your thumb as  porcelain. Just as your thumb is technically a finger, you will call it ‘thumb’ for clarity’s sake.
Porcelain Chic
Go to most merchants who sell porcelain tiles and you’ll notice a premium price over its ceramic peers. Part of this is due to porcelain’s historical Italian provenance, a marketer’s dream.
But porcelain does have certain characteristics that justify its higher price. Porcelain tends to be less porous than regular ceramic and absorbs less water, making it more resistant to spills and tracked outdoor elements like snow and rain. Also, porcelain tends to be more homogenous in that its coloration goes all the way through as opposed to regular ceramics which may have layers of different colours. If there is scratching or removal of surface material, it may be more apparent with a ceramic tile.
And because porcelain is fired at a higher temperature, often with quartz and feldspar, it is harder and therefore slightly more durable than ceramic.
A caveat: both ceramic and porcelain are best suited for indoors. (For outdoor solutions, consider natural stone or concrete.)
Which To Buy
To be honest, both ceramic and porcelain are for the most part aesthetically similar and lend a luxurious look to any room. Porcelain does have an edge over ceramic with certain characteristics which explains its premium cost.
But with a good glaze, proper installation and care, ceramic can be a more economical solution.
In the end, it really does come down to budget and aesthetics. Not all styles are available in both porcelain and ceramic, and it may behoove a homeowner or designer to choose the style that goes best with the space where it will be installed, whether ceramic or porcelain.
So long as it fits within your budget, a good-looking, high-quality tile, no matter the material, will be the right choice.

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